SoftBank selects Nokia AirScale solution to drive 5G business

SoftBank has selected Nokia as a partner to drive its commercial 5G offering with the Nokia AirScale solution.

The deployment of Nokia’s 5G AirScale will allow SoftBank to meet growing consumer and industrial demands for 5G in Japan.

Nokia said its 5G AirScale supports multiple frequencies, in both distributed and centralized architectures, giving SoftBank flexibility in its network evolution.

SoftBank engineers will deploy Nokia’s 5G AirScale across Japan, bringing 5G RAN to businesses and consumers, said John Harrington, head of Nokia Japan.

Finland-based Nokia earlier said it has won 38 5G commercial contracts, including 20 with named customers.